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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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  • Ernest Clyde Watson (1894 - 1948)
  • James Benjamin Mills (1889 - 1941)
  • Linus Wilfred Bieker (1924 - 2012)
    Linus Bieker, 87, died Thursday, July 12, 2012. He was a real estate agent. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; a son, Jim and wife, Rebe...
  • Alan Courtney Greenberg (1927 - 2014)
    Updated from Find A Grave Memorial via parent Ted H. Greenberg by SmartCopy : Dec 22 2015, 18:10:44 UTC Former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Bear Stearns. Greenberg attended University of Oklahoma o...
  • Rick Bayless
    Bayless (born November 23, 1953)[1] is an American chef and restaurateur who specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. He is widely known for his PBS series Mexico: One Pl...

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History

Oklahoma City is the county seat of Oklahoma County. It is often just called "OKC" and is located in the Great Plains region of the US.

Oklahoma City has one of the world's largest livestock markets. Oil, natural gas, petroleum products and related industries are its economy's largest sector. The city is in the middle of an active oil field and oil derricks dot the capitol grounds. The federal government employs a large number of workers at Tinker Air Force Base and the United States Department of Transportation's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (which house offices of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department's Enterprise Service Center, respectively).

Oklahoma City is on the I-35 Corridor, one of the primary travel corridors south into neighboring Texas and Mexico and north towards Wichita and Kansas City. Located in the state's Frontier Country region, the city's northeast section lies in an ecological region known as the Cross Timbers. The city was founded during the Land Run of 1889 and grew to a population of over 10,000 within hours of its founding. It was the scene of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in which 168 people died, the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history until the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.

Since weather records have been kept, Oklahoma City has been struck by 13 violent tornadoes, 11 of which were rated F4 or EF4 on the Fujita and Enhanced Fujita scales, and two F5 or EF5.

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History of OKC

List of Neighborhoods

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

OKC National Memorial & Museum